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Hey, Remember When The President Had Guts?

September 24, 2009

No, not the current one. He never did.  Which could explain why he’s such a scrawny guy. Turns out, it isn’t just the lack of red meat nor the fancy pants arugula diet. It’s the missing guts.

I mean the last one. You know, the one whom Israelis *knew* was always by their side?


Um.  YES.

That is all.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2009 11:37 pm

    No matter what anyone wants to tell me… I still say that for the adversities facing us during his presidency (90% of which we’ve all comfortably forgotten, completely) he wasn’t just a good president…He was among the VERY best we have ever had…

    Flaws and all…

    History will one day do him the justice…

    (and yeah..I miss the hell out of him right about now)

    • snarkandboobs permalink*
      September 24, 2009 11:38 pm


      That video? Had me bawling like a baby. A one minute snippet, but it just said SO much.

    • September 28, 2009 5:20 pm

      MBP and Snark,

      agreed. History will do this man justice. Certainly had issues with him domestically, but history will do him justice. I remember hearing an interview with Karl Rove where Rove said as much, W was content to do what was right and let history give him a fair critique. That, my friends, is the mark of a true leader and not a slave to approval ratings (read here, Bill Clinton).

  2. Wsorrian permalink
    September 25, 2009 3:04 am

    I miss the old S.O.B. I think the guy had a great sense of humor but could still convey that serious “don’t mess with me” aura. I wish we had him back.

    It is clear Obama was pampered during his childhood. He was constantly given ego boosts from his family. He was spoiled. That’s what grandparents do, it’s in their nature. MOST of them anyway. I seriously doubt he was ever properly disciplined regardless of what he might say. I imagine he was praised for every minor accomplishment. Lauded for every little success. That causes one to think they are smarter than they really are, that they are better than they really are. This leads to narcissism disorder and Obama is just ate up with that. Narcissists, while arrogant, are usually wimps. So this president is right inline with that stereotype.

    I don’t watch his show very often, but Glenn Beck said something interesting, yet completely obvious, on his last show. He said he heard somewhere that during all the speeches Obama has given recently, he has referred to himself once every 13 seconds. He wasn’t absolutely sure on the exact time, but I don’t care if it’s once every 13 hours. It’s too much.

    Sorry for the super long post. =P

  3. Rob Waterson permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:27 am

    I have very mixed feelings about Bush. He kept us safe post-911 but was not much of a conservative at all (“compassionate conservative” my posterior). Had Bush governed like a conservative I am not sure that Mr. Obama would have had a chance.

    @ManBearPig: though you and I likely agree on the bad-science of anthropogenic climate change, and I see comparisons to Truman who left office very unpopular but over time that changed, I do not agree at all that Bush was among the very best we ever had. Were it not for 9/11 I think that we would all like him even less. He would have been even less of a conservative.

    Just my $.02.

  4. Reiuxcat permalink
    September 25, 2009 8:21 am

    Say what you will about GWB, he never wavered after he made a decision. Did he make mistakes? Sure. Who of us would not make any?

    He kept the US safe and dictators worried about getting their butt kicked. (Afterall, wasn’t Kadafy kinda of docile after Sadaam got his neck stretched?) Now look at him!

    My 2¢ worth too.

  5. September 25, 2009 8:33 pm

    Nice. A true friend of Israel.

    And a man who didn’t like to be in the spotlight of adoration. How odd that seems now.

  6. September 25, 2009 9:54 pm

    I’ll spoil the memories, and please permit me to apologize first:

    GW Bush was an easy mark for the Dems, he had McCain’s disease, that loathsome affliction whereby capitulating to the democrats was somehow laudatory and glowingly bipartisan, never mind honoring his oath of office or putting Americans first.

    GW Bush’s America was one where we were safe from being killed by terrorists, but the price for that was:

    -Open borders
    -Amnesty, whereby our inheritance was given to Marxist squatters who ran across our borders and illegally drained our state coffers.
    -A ruined dollar
    -Massive acquisitions of US assets by Chinese and Saudi “soveriegn wealth funds”, which consisted largely of our own money.
    -25 Americans killed by illegal alien predators and drunk drivers every day
    -the Law of the Sea Treaty, handing our maritime routes and energy rescources over to the UN.
    -Seeing Putin’s soul (How can one see that which does not exist?)
    -Police and National Guard units pointing guns at legally armed Americans in the midst of anarchy and depriving them of the only means they had to protect their homes and families.
    -Proposed a jobs-based amnesty for illegals in 2003 whereby if an illegal held any job, he would be legalized on the basis that it was assumed an American did not want that job. (ie, suppression of the wage scale)
    -Ordered Israeli forces out of the West Bank in 2002 as they tried to fight terror, sanctioned Sharon’s cowardly withdrawal from Gush Katif which gained the Jews not ONE MOMENT of peace, and boasted to Condi Rice that Israel would end up behind her 1949 armistice lines.
    -Mocked his oath of office by not only refusing to enforce the immigration laws, but by proposing Harriet Myers for the SCOTUS and signing McCain-Feingold into law, a shredding of the first amendment.
    -Signed the largest expansion of the welfare state since LBJ, with prescription drugs, sinking an already overloaded program faster.
    -Peed away hard won congressional majorities with his reckless spending.
    -Proposed Amnesty in 2007 that would have instantly legalized 14 million new Democrat voters to 5-7 for the Republicans, making Republican electoral college victory impossible in the near future by turning FL and TX deep blue, forever.

    Now, of course Obama is a thousand times worse. But IMO, Bush was awful, a real coward. My memories of him will be mostly ill. Remember “Islam is a religion of peace?” Why was that even necessary?

    Bush, bah, wrecked the R congress, like his father ruined what Reagan had built.

    Just my 2c

    • Wsorrian permalink
      September 26, 2009 2:26 am

      Yes, Bush did some pretty ridiculous things, but I think you’re off a bit on two points. Bush was no coward. He may have not taken a stern stance on every issue, but he was certainly no coward.

      Second, I think most people would just rather have Bush back as president than Obama. The guy is just on the wrong side of everything.

  7. 1MadJack permalink
    September 25, 2009 11:15 pm

    With time and age and being a senior citizen I have become pretty much a Libertarian and believe we should have as little government as possible. So in that regards George W. Bush grew government enormously. He also stepped on some of the Constitution with the Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Defense. He wanted to grant amnesty to illegals and he did nothing to protect our borders. But I think he was the right man for the job at the time of 9/11/2001. Thank God the Goracle was not President. Now as far as misdeeds, Bush’s pale in comparison to what Obama has done and wants to do to America. I hope that before I am dead I can change my name to 1GladJack.

  8. September 26, 2009 9:27 am

    Well, I think Bush was not a physical coward, after all he did fly F102s, but I would say he lacked the principle and stamina for a drawn out political fight. That, in my view, is cowardice, because the people who elected him were desperate for a leader who would stubbornly fight for small government and individual liberty, for the simple protection of life and property. It was a lost cause with Bush, and of course, much worse with Obama.


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